Possibly stupid question. I have Owntracks on my phone. It's claiming to report to my Mosquitto server. However, when I transitioned out of the logged area today, I can't find any log entry that seems to correlate.
Is there documentation to integrate Mosquitto with AltUI or MSR? Or am I going the wronggggggg way (again)?
Looking for some ideas about how I might be able to automate my lights.
Currently I have Fibaro FGMS001 (combined lux / motion / temperature sensors)
I can currently get the lights to come on in a room by simply implying that lux <100 and the movement sensor is tripped. That's not so bad, although it's a bit crude.
Struggling more with:
Keeping them on: I've turned the motion sensitivity up quite a lot, but when (fore example) reading in bed, they trip off
Extending a timer (so there's a minimum time of 'on' after trip) needs to get quite high, such that you might be in a room for 10 seconds, and the lights stay on for 20 minutes.
Any bright ideas?
....but not what you think, probably.
I doubt there's an answer here to this, and it's about Iphone locator (sorry!)
Hopefully the question is, at least, slightly interesting.
Polling on the phone is currently set to 5 minutes and IPhone locator appears to update every 5 minutes as I also get an update in the OpenLuup log every 5 minutes.
The 'problem' is that the Iphone locator (and therefore any conditions based upon a change in value) are happening 4 minutes and some seconds after the phone polls and updates its position. So effectively the phone is moving for nearly 10 minutes before any notification takes place. Which is a bit slow for my desired application.
As an example:2022-05-05 17:27:08.244 luup.variable_set:: 55.urn:upnp-org:serviceId:IPhoneLocator1.MsgText2 was: 28.35 Km @ 0.00 Km/h on 2022-05-05 17:17 now: 28.35 Km @ 0.00 Km/h on 2022-05-05 17:22 #hooks:0 2022-05-05 17:32:12.340 luup.variable_set:: 55.urn:upnp-org:serviceId:IPhoneLocator1.MsgText2 was: 28.35 Km @ 0.00 Km/h on 2022-05-05 17:22 now: 27.77 Km @ 6.92 Km/h on 2022-05-05 17:27 #hooks:0
Where you can see that the phone must have updated its location between 17:27:08.244 and 17:28:00.000
Anyone got an bright ideas how I can reduce the discrepency?
I am running HA, MSR and ZWavejs2MQTT on a Synology NAS (Docker). When the NAS reboots (after a power outage for example), I see errors (under Status), yellow triangles in front of Rule Sets and yellow bars in front of Global Expressions. See images below.
To give you some context, in some cases MSR writes statuses to HA Helpers. In order cases, MSR just can't seem to find the referenced entities.
Also, note the bevahior under Global Expressions (images below). The one with the yellow bar says, "Invalid reference to member attributes of null". If I click the Try this expression button, the Last value will refresh accordingly and the yellow bar disappears.
Interestingly, everything seems to be working like it should even if I don't do anything. Which is weird.
This behaviour does not happen when the MSR container is stopped and restarted manually.
Anybody experienced this? Thanks
Errors showing under Status
Yellow triangles showing under Rule Sets
i tried the ezmqtt today, i have some issues most likely that i'm doing something wrong.
i have on my ezlo hub 3 switches, 1 dimmer and 1 motion sensor
i can control the dimmer via ezmqtt/set/device/<device-id>/item/<item-name>
but i can't control the switches.
i receive on ezmqtt/tele/device/61e8937e124c35129921171d/item/switch payload true or false depending on the state of the switch, but when i send on ezmqtt/set/device/61e8937e124c35129921171d/item/switch payload true or false nothing happens, its the same for all switches.
what i'm doing wrong?
Hope I am allowed to post this here?
I can't figure out how to correctly show device battery levels from the Vera Plus via MSR in Granfana.
These devices don't have the battery levels that its displaying in Granfana. I've tried messing about with various settings like units and decimals but its still not right.
As a side project, building on some deep innards borrowed from Reactor, I have released two new projects (unrelated to Reactor). Both are published on npmjs (for installation via npm), and on GitHub.ezmqtt — a standalone app that acts as a conduit between Ezlo hubs and MQTT. It's published on npmjs.com and on Github. node-red-contrib-ezlo — Node-RED nodes (installable package) for Ezlo hubs. It's published in the Node-RED Nodes Library, at npmjs.com, and on Github
Why? Because choices are a good thing.
There are docker containers available for ezmqtt, but I haven't finished the work there, so they may not be quite ready for prime time; but feel free to test/play if you want.
I know we talked about this a while back, but wondered if anyone has any ideas at all? It's still a 5-10 second pause between initiating a TTS event and getting the output.
This is using either a direct Luup call or the most excellent VeraTTS plug in.
I noticed that executing from reactor using the little 'run' icon, I'm getting an occasional '0 timeout undefined' error (even though the event eventually happens
Any thoughts, anyone?
Years after having installed and implemented the homekit integration to the vera through the verahomekitbridge which later became the homebridge:rafale77/VeraHomeKitBridge rafale77/VeraHomeKitBridge
Contribute to rafale77/VeraHomeKitBridge development by creating an account on GitHub.
(I just implemented a few updates I discovered were outdated for the garage door which were meant for older vera firmwares)
I just recently came to the realization that I can do a lot more with Hey Siri with devices I already own. I have therefore a renewed interest and have been configuring my homekit installation to match my alexa capability. Unfortunately a lot of things are still pretty far behind in terms of integration but... I found homebridge and all its plugins. I just wanted to share the alternative I pursued: Home Assistant. I implemented the Homekit component for it and have been able to bridge Sonos and Harmony while my openLuup devices are still bridged into homekit through the VeraHomekitBridge. If you already have home assistant, homebridge is potentially redundant...
The probability of taking down alexa and its cloud dependency completely is increasing...
Any interest in a Subcategory for Homebridge?
Being an iPad/iPhone user, I use Homebridge for a number of things. Although it runs completely independently from my main Vera home set up.
Is anyone else using Homebridge and if there is enough interest would a subcategory be of use ?
@parkerc Yes, search for Homebridge in title and posts and you will find some of us
I was hoping to get some insight if people were using anything that allows you to make http request calls to Homebridge to get the status of specifc devices registered there ?
Thanks @Crille , although are you aware of anything that is more of an open api, where I can just do a straightforward http calls, e.g a http GET request to get information ?
@parkerc Well if you are running Config UI X there's an API for Accessories at http://[homebridge-ip]:8581/swagger but I haven't tried it myself, so I don't know if that would do it for your use case.
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Would also like to setup homebridge to be able to control Vera devices (UI7, Vera Plus) from Apple devices. Found oznu/homebridge image for Docker, but none of the Vera plugins I found for it would function properly. And with Vera plugins really meaning homebridge plugins, and not plugins running on Vera. I'm not using openluup.
Any help / pointers would be highly appreciated!
I ignore scenes, rooms, house modes and some virtual devices to explicit generate actual devices.
There is a Http-SecuritySystem plugin that can map house modes better to my intention of display for house modes.
I'm moving everything connected to openLuup and Ezlo to MQTT as the old Homebridge-Vera plugin could be smarter and less aggressive, although my Vera Secure handled it fine for a couple of years.
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@crille thanks, I'll look into it
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Yes, I'm using Homebridge, running in Docker, but not the HomeBridge2openLuup plugin. Everything on Vera (and there's only a few Zwave devices there now) is bridged to openLuup and, from there, everything sent via MQTT to Homebridge's MQTTthing plugin.
Also running HomeBridgeShelly and HomeBridgeNetatmo, which just about covers the rest. More and more I'm using the Apple UI (including voice commands) rather than any other interface.
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@akbooer which Docker image you are using as a base? As a homebridge, are you also using this version by damianxd?
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@akbooer which Docker image you are using as a base?
As a homebridge, are you also using this version by damianxd?
No, nothing at all... no need. All the monitoring/control for Vera is done via openLuup and passed on to Homebridge via MQTT.
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@tunnus In your case, the mqtt messages generated by MSR should be enough.
It’s not trivial to configure.